U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights: Open Letter Requesting Adoption of 'Davis' Harassment Standard
- "Bipartisan Support for Student Rights in Senate VAWA Reauthorization," April 30, 2012: The U.S. Senate made bipartisan progress on college student rights on Friday as it passed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2011 (VAWA). Heeding the concerns of FIRE, Senators altered language in the final bill that might have required colleges and universities to employ our nation's weakest standard of proof in adjudicating allegations of sexual misconduct.
- "Joined by Coalition, FIRE Urges Department of Education to Protect Freedom of Speech on Campus," January 6, 2012: In an open letter sent today, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and ten other organizations urge the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to defend free speech on campus by ending the lingering confusion surrounding the definition of student harassment.
- "Bipartisan Support for Student Rights in Senate VAWA Reauthorization," April 30, 2012